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The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)

 -  Drama  -  27 January 1975 (USA)
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Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Arthur Goldman
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Miriam Rosen
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Charlie Cohn
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Presiding Judge
Lloyd Bochner ...
Dr. Churchill
Robert H. Harris ...
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Jack
Norbert Schiller ...
Dr. Schmidt
Berry Kroeger ...
Joachim Berger
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Dr. Alvarez
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Mrs. Levi
Leonidas Ossetynski ...
Samuel Weisberg (as Leonidas Ossettynski)
David Nash ...
Rami
Martin Berman ...
Uri
Richard Rasof ...
Moshe
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Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is astonished when, one day, Israeli secret agents burst in and arrest Goldman for being not a Jewish businessman but a Nazi war criminal. Whisked to Israel for trial, Goldman forces his accusers to face not only his presumed guilt--but their own. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The kidnapping . . . . The masquerade . . . The murder trial . . . . Perhaps the most suspenseful shocker of our time.

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Richard Pryor claimed to have seen the film 40 times. He eventually married Jennifer Lee who plays Laura Shavelson. See more »

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The X-ray that the attorney holds up is supposedly the defendant's shoulder. In fact it shows a woman's pelvis, with an IUD in place. See more »

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References Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) See more »

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Es war ein Edelweiss
("It was an Edelweiss")
Written by Herms Niel
Sung by Charlie (Lawrence Pressman)
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Outstanding film
30 April 2004 | by (Santa Monica CA) – See all my reviews

Long unavailable, it is now obtainable in DVD and holds up rivitingly well 30 years later. My wife and I first saw it in the theatre when a few of the American Film Theatre movies were produced and released--and were absolutely blown away. The movie IS Maximilian Schell. The range, nuance, and dramatic mood shifts he brings to this part, which demands polar opposite emotions, are astonishing. How he was not nominated for an Academy Award (to my knowledge) is unbelievable. His performance is what animates this complicated set of twists and turns and brings enrichment of plot turns to a well crafted story with authentic psychological resonance at the climaxe of the film. Well worth your time! It is fascinating, by the way, to pair this movie with a viewing of "Judgment at Nuremburg" in which Schell plays the defense attorney of Nazi war criminals.


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